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  1. Robbie

    Camelot - Closed for good

    Being demolished (still no planning permission for anything to replace it) https://www.lep.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/retro/demolition-work-under-way-camelot-theme-park-charnock-richard-3061429
  2. Robbie

    WTF Merlin?

    The Discovery Pass will be great for me. I’m a freelancer who works weekends so this is ideal.
  3. Robbie

    Chessington World Of Adventures | Croc Drop | Zamperla Sky (Drop) Tower

    When I designed merchandise for Merlin it was a pain in the arse as each park supplied different things in different formats. A bit of consistency would have saved me having to redraw the Nemesis logo from scratch, and whovever had designed the original logos never thought how they would be made...
  4. Robbie

    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    I can see loads of large blue buildings - what's going to be in the aquarium? Blue Whales?
  5. Robbie

    WTF Merlin?

    It's been a few years but when my girlfriend became disabled we looked at the options for visiting theme parks (because she doesn't want to go on many rides) and, really, for the faff and effort at Alton it's easier and cheaper to book 2-for-1 tickets. However, Chessington and Legoland were...
  6. Robbie

    Camelot - Closed for good

    Resurrecting an old thread to say that if anyone has fond memories of "Mad Edgar" from Camelot in the 90s/early 2000s he won the first Britain's Got Talent semi-final on ITV last night (under his real name Steve Royle). The final's on 10th October if anyone wants to cheer him on...
  7. Robbie

    What is the Best Log Flume?

    Being old, as much as I enjoy Valhalla I still have fonder memories of the original Pleasure Beach Log Flume - it was long, the drops were good, but it was also (to a kid) really high up. Being several metres above the rest of Blackpool added an element few other log flumes have. But that...
  8. Robbie

    Toshimaen (Tokyo) to close ; replaced by Harry Potter Studio Tour

    Because ITOCHU put out a press release! https://www.itochu.co.jp/en/news/press/2020/200818.html Significantly, the full press release mentions Fantastic Beasts and I don't think those sets are currently on display in London. Be interesting to see if they bother to make a third FB film for when...
  9. Robbie

    Roller Coaster TV Programs and News Articles!

    Bit of a difference in the 2 'behind-the-scenes' parks shows currently available. Watched Disney+ show The Imagineering Story last night, in which a DisneyWorld animator had a massive board of buttons in order to create an Abraham Lincoln figure that moved and performed like a real person and...
  10. Robbie

    Roller Coaster TV Programs and News Articles!

    Oh! That was supposed to have been shown in April but disappeared from the schedules
  11. Robbie

    Wicksteed Park in Administration

    Well, I mainly know about comedy shows but from management quotes it looks like the rides won't be fully re-open until next Spring (apart from the 3 currently running: train, carousel, and sway rider).
  12. Robbie

    Wicksteed Park in Administration

    I believe it’s going to be a temporary structure in the grounds of the park rather than the amusement area itself. The whole site now has the same management.
  13. Robbie

    Wicksteed Park in Administration

    Lots of outdoor events this time next year. The comedy line-up includes former employee James Acaster https://wicksteedopenair.com/
  14. Robbie

    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    Privately funded by Kuwait, according to this article. Although seeing as first year annual attendance has gone from 8m there to 6.5m on the previous page to 4m in the BBC report, everything should be taken with a very large pile of salt.
  15. Robbie

    Legoland Windsor | LEGO Mythica | Flying Theatre

    Probably because the Lego Movies are being rebooted at a new studio so the elements they were putting in would be even less relevant when the area opens. The plans look to me to be more like Lego Hidden Side, but I guess we'll see.
  16. Robbie

    WTF Merlin?

    Should be popular with teenage girls, if rumours on Twitter are to be believed ;)
  17. Robbie

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    It is the Trigger's Broom of roller-coasters.
  18. Robbie

    Roller Coaster TV Programs and News Articles!

    BBC News online have a short piece about socially distant roller-coaster riding at Blackpool Pleasure Beach: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-53031799/coronavirus-blackpool-pleasure-beach-prepares-to-reopen
  19. Robbie

    Wicksteed Park in Administration

    It's the classic "30 rides and attractions" - with birds, sand, and meerkats counting.
  20. Robbie

    A Trip to the Theatre

    Went to see Back To The Future The Musical at Manchester Opera House this week. As a musical it's fairly middling, but as a show it's great fun with a lot to like. It's funny, well-staged, and they recreate the film very well. The Delorean sequences are very well done, and it's very immersive...
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